Best Bar for Live Music in Boston


Wally’s Café


Nowhere else in this town are you more apt to find pink Izods and gangsta colors in such proximity. This joint, nestled between the gentrified South End and Roxbury and…Read More

2002 Best Bar for Live Music

Kendall Café


In addition to its popular Tuesday Night Music Club—a music series featuring unplugged sets by leading local musicians—the Kendall introduced a new program this year, Earfull, pairing local musicians with…Read More

2001 Best Bar for Live Music

The Kendall Café


As the many framed posters around the bar can attest, big named have played this small room situated on a Cambridge backstreet, among them Jewel and Elvis Costello. This year,…Read More

1992 Best Bar for Live Music, Blues

Harper’s Ferry


That long bar. Those jam sessions. Lots of blue notes here but no blue listeners…Read More

1989 Best Bar for Live Music, Rock

Man Ray


Neither new wave nor yuppie, and the best of the small names. Don’t be uncool; get there at about 11 o’clock…Read More

1985 Best Bar for Live Music, Rock

The Paradise


Manager Seth Greenberg has turned the club around…Read More

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